Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Revenue generated by this industry is overwhelmingly dependent on consumer spending and the demographic composition of Canada's population. In turn, per capita disposable income and the economic outlook largely determine consumer spending, while demography is dependent on Canada's rate of natural increase and net immigration. The rate of natural increase measures the difference between a country's death rate and birth rate, and adding net immigration determines the overall rate of population growth. However, none of these factors have worked in favour of the Children's and Infants' Clothing Stores industry over the past five years. Nevertheless, the industry is expected to bounce back over the five years to 2019... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter
The top four industry players are expected to account for less than 45.0% of industry revenue in 2014, giving this industry a moderate level of concentration. Over the past five years, market share concentration has increased and in 2009, the industry's two largest companies, Gap Inc. and The Children's Place accounted for 29.6% of revenue, while in 2014, they are expected to account for 37.1% of revenue.
However, industry competition is high and is expected to intensify over the next five years as a greater number of international retailers enter the Canadian clothing retail market... purchase to read more